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Dressed to Kill [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

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  • Audio CD (July 15, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1980
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EKZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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After the misstep of Hotter Than Hell, Kiss recaptures the energy of their first album and go one better with Dressed to Kill. Obviously the most well-known song off this album is "Rock and Roll All Nite," but there's a lot of other good material here as well, including the upbeat "Room Service," the groove-heavy "C'mon and Love Me," and the sensual "She." Though Kiss would not become superstars until their next album (that would be Destroyer), Dressed to Kill shows them headed in the right direction, having hit on the elusive formula of heavy chords, strong rhythms, and a determination not to take themselves too seriously. --Genevieve Williams

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The Top 40 LP they'd been waiting for, this 1975 LP got kids everywhere to Rock and Roll All Nite ! That crucial Kiss hit joins C'mon and Love Me; She; Love Her All I Can , and more of the best from their early prime!

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1975: A Pivital Year For KISS May 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
THE BAND: Gene Simmons (Gene Klein), Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen), Ace Frehley (Paul Frehley), Peter Criss (Peter Crisscoula).

THE DISC: Released 3/19/75. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios (NYC). 10 songs clocking in at approximately 32 minutes (amazingly short in this day and age... 8 of the 10 songs were under the 3 minute mark). A classic black and white photo of the band in their face paint and leisure suits standing on a NYC corner is simply classic (not to mention Peter's buck saddle shoes and Gene's clogs). Originally released on Casablanca Records in 1975; this remastered edition was released in 1997 on Mercury's label. Much improved sound in my book (deeper bass guitars and crisper highs). Liner notes are slim - a 2 page fold out with song titles, writing credits and times. Underneath the disc on the inside cover, there's an informative 5 paragraph history of what the band was going through at the time.

COMMENTS: "Dressed To Kill" was the band's 3rd album in 13 months. Where I have a hard time listening to Kiss' 1973 debut and "Hotter Than Hell" (due to a very slow/labored feel to the songs and extremely poor sound production), I have absolutely no problem sitting down and listening to "Dressed To Kill" for repeated spins. Neil Bogart was at the helm for "Dressed To Kill" (Kiss' first 2 albums were produced by Ken Kerner and Richard Wise)... maybe that's the main difference. The band's first big hit is here - "Rock & Roll All Nite" - and it's a worthy anthem for our youth (even 30 years later). The song symbolized the inimitable relationship between Kiss and their hardcore fans. But, the deeper tracks on "Dressed" are totally captivating. The fast paced "Room Service", "Getaway", and "Love Her All I Can" simply don't let up.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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All the people who say Kiss was not talented, that they were for 9-14 year old boys, who dismissed them as a joke, I wonder if they've noticed that Kiss is still selling millions of albums after over 25 years of the best. This album is really a great piece of music. Paul Stanley shines throughout, but especially on Room Service, Rock Bottom, C'mon and Love Me and Anything FOr My Baby. Gene is his usual outstanding self on Two Timer, Ladies In Waiting, and She, possibly the heaviest song the band ever recorded. Peter Criss' drumming is good as always and his lead vocal on "Getaway" is really cool. Ace's guitar playing is what makes the album, though. He is the greatest guitarist ever born and he gets so little respect. But the crown jewel is "Rock And Roll All Night", an ageless anthem that will play on throughout the next millenium. And now that Kiss has decided to call it quits, their music and impact on the world will stand undiminished and live on through the ages at truly the greatest and most influental band ever.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The third time is "almost" the charm... April 16, 2012
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Kiss found themselves in a curious predicament heading into 1975. The band's sold out live shows were without equal and often upstaged the main headliners they opened for. Yet, the group's second album, Hotter Than Hell, while leaving an unforgettable impression, quickly stalled on the charts. So what was Kiss' next step? Simple, try and hit a home run with swing number three!

Quickly running out of cash to fully support our four superheroes, Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart took over the producer's chair and Kiss went back into the studio hoping to finally convey just what they were all about musically. The result? Closer to hitting the jackpot but not quite.

Sonically, "Dressed To Kill" is closest to Kiss' genuine sound - a sexy plug n play electricity with a bubblegum kind of kick. It is probably my favorite of Kiss' first three albums.

What is fascinating is to compare the sound of the second album to this one. They are a mere half year apart yet totally different in their production style. Kiss were hungry to make it and they were determined to use every pitch they had in order to hit the bullseye.

My favorite track on the album is Paul's rollicking and tongue in cheek opener, Room Service. Followed closely by Love Her All I Can and She. Oh yes, a song called Rock And Roll All Nite is on here as well!

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The case on the 1997 Remaster faithfully coordinates the black and white of the original album. Both the disc and Robert Conte essay feature white text on a black backdrop while the back of the case reproduces the photo's negative along with the song titles and running times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Sentimental Smile for the fans, but not a great album November 25, 2012
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My KISS fan life goes back as far as anyone's, but after reading all the 5-star reviews I just needed to offer a few words to the rest of the reading public who are not already devoted to the group.

This is a mediocre collection that has crisp production, short, tight songs, and a handful of great tunes interspersed with hack, tossed-off filler. KISS have even said as much themselves. They were under the gun and wrote at least half of this album in the studio, just prior to each day's recording session. (See the interesting book "Behind the Mask" by David Leaf and Ken Sharp, which I've re-read a dozen times).

I am always impressed by how much opinions differ as to which songs are the great ones. Many reviewers have hailed "Ladies in Waiting" as one of the album's best, but I side with those who say it is DREADFUL. Gene sounds as though he's impersonating Popeye the Sailor and the lyrics are gross and embrarassing. "The meat looks good tonight?" Yeesh.

But, you know, this band has a great and successful history, and after all I certainly didn't get into any recording studios over the past 35 years.

I agree there are some real gems in here, but I also agree with anyone who says most of them sound a LOT better on "Alive!" If you're not already devoted to KISS the album you should buy first is "Alive!"

The one bit of music you won't get anywhere else is the extended introduction to "Rock Bottom" that I think is just sensational.

That's why I'm buying the remastered disc after everything else I've just said. ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reissue
I didn't have great expectations for this release. Lucky I was wrong!!! The product is real high quality, no background noise, EXCELLENT SOUND, embossed cover, great colours. Read more
Published 7 days ago by RAFAHELL
3.0 out of 5 stars dressin' up a less than stellar album
The dull looking album cover accurately expresses the somewhat uninteresting tone that the music presents on Dressed to Kill. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars A shot of rock and roll adrenaline
From the tongue-in-cheek group photo on the cover to the high-octane rock, Kiss really put the pedal to the metal on DTK - Peter & Ace were at their peak musically and really... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Douglas Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most remarkable achievements in the whole career of the...
In 1974 KISS released two LPs (self-titled album and "Hotter than hell"). The fans were more enthusiastic about both records than producers and managers. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Peter68
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING KISS!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, this is the KISS album with their HUGE HUGE HUGE HIT ROCK N ROLL ALL NITE.....But, DRESSED TO KILL got more than this great ROCK anthem..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw KISS
This album was put together under a lot of pressure. Selections were written in the studio and its rawness shows. This is one rockin album. Read more
Published 3 months ago by six string singer
3.0 out of 5 stars classic kiss.
classic kiss.this was the last studio album before one of the best rock n roll live albums of all time was released in 1975. and that album is the awesome kiss alive. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TREVOR G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock on!
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 7 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS Dressed To Kill
I'm a big KISS fan and I just loved the remastered Dressed To Kill. Can listen to this CD for hours.
Published 9 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars dressed to kill
for me love it live, love it loud, a must have for your collection. solid hard driven rock and roll
Published 10 months ago by thomas dicarlo
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